The Project Linus Chapter of Wake County, NC was started in 1996 by Susie Holmes. Over 42,000 blankets have been delivered to many local groups and agencies that help seriously ill or traumatized children who need a HUG from a blanket including: Wake Med Hospitals, Rex Hospital, Duke Hospital NICU, Safe Space (for children of abused women receiving support), Hospice (for their Reflections program for grieving children and teens), Make a Wish Foundation, the children at Salvation Army, Children's Flight of Hope, and Wake County Social Services.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Lovely thank you note

Dear Project Linus,
I have been carrying around the little blue tag from one of your Project Linus blankets for over a year because I didn’t want to forget to send a quick thank you at some point!  In any event, sorry for the delay, but I just wanted to let you know how much your kindness meant to my son and to me. 

He was 10 years old at the time, and we were in town for my stepmom’s funeral unfortunately.  He was playing with cousins that night and ended up falling out of a tree, and so we ended up at WakeMed with him having a broken wrist. It was quite painful for him, and he also was nervous because we learned that he was going to have to be transported by ambulance to a different hospital so that a pediatric specialist could set his wrist. Since my husband was with my other son, he was going to have to ride in the ambulance by himself while I followed in my car. As you can imagine, he was anxious but trying to be tough. One of the nurses in the emergency room brought him one of your fleece blankets, and it was so comforting and meant so much to him.  He still uses that blanket to this day. 

I just wanted you to know that your thoughtfulness toward those whom you have never met is very much appreciated.  Your efforts are a blessing to those who are in need. Thank you!


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